View attachment 156205@Buzzy , since this is @Swimmy 's thread and this has to do with fashion i thought you might want to get this for your new grandboy for Christmas.... (that is if Swimmy approves!)....
I'm having some friends over for dinner and maybe a game or two. Afterwards I've proposed a stroll through the neighborhood for a carol or two. My single friends just laugh but my friends with kids think it is a fun idea.
I'm curious how our members would feel if folks stopped by singing carols?
We did a lot of it when I was a kid (when I could sing, lol.). I know it was well-received back then; I wouldn't think that today's family-oriented sub-divisions would be any different than the small town of my youth. I have never encountered carolers here (other than at the mall before I learned to avoid such places), but were carolers to appear in my neighborhood I relish & appreciate their effort.
I really hadn't thought about Christmas carolers for a long time and probably haven't had that pleasure at our door for 20 years. I wonder if this tradition is another religious practice that's going by the wayside? I'd very much enjoy it if you ring our doorbell and sing a Christmas carol or two. As for me joining a group of carolers: I don't sing well (that might mean I can't carry a tune.)
Way back when, I sang in a professional boy’s choir called the Pennsylvania Singing Boy’s, for several years in my pre-teens, before my voice changed. We bus toured around the northeast some, and did concerts, etc.
At Christmas time, I can remember going around town and singing Christmas carols at a few people’s homes, but I suspect it was prearranged with those families beforehand, so we didn’t show up unannounced, especially since there were 30 - 40 of us. What fun that was back then.
Several of the boys in our choir went on to have musical or acting careers, but I never did. Probably the best known of these, that some of you old timers might remember, was John Davidson. I continued to sing some through high school, but by then my focus had largely turned to sports, fishing, ...and girls!
Helped a friend decorate a tree the other day. This one had a fun red/black theme. So far I've helped decorate three trees, and mine isn't even up yet. I love this time of year!
We are getting into the stretch run now! Get those lights up